The Solar Power World Top Solar Contractors list includes Rochester, IN -based solar firm

Indiana — Coming off the biggest year ever for U.S. solar installations, local installer Ag Technologies is proud to be named one of the top solar contractors in the United States by Solar Power World magazine. Ag Technologies achieved a rank of 385 out of 500 solar companies.

The Top Solar Contractors list is developed by Solar Power World to recognize the work completed by solar contractors across the United States. Produced annually, the Top Solar Contractors list celebrates the achievements of U.S. solar developers, subcontractors and installers within the utility, commercial and residential markets. The list was released on July 25.

“The 2017 Top Solar Contractors list features 500 of the best solar contractors in the United States,” said Kelly Pickerel, managing editor of Solar Power World. “From solar hotbeds on the coasts to the up-and-coming Midwest solar market, every installer adding even the smallest solar array to the grid is making a positive impact on our communities. We’re proud to recognize these companies and their efforts to bring solar power to U.S. homes and businesses.”

The U.S. solar market installed more than 14,700 MW of solar in 2016, nearly doubling the capacity installed in 2015. For the first time ever, solar was ranked as the No. 1 source of new electric generating capacity additions brought online throughout the year. GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) predict the cumulative U.S. solar market to nearly triple in size over the next five years. By 2022, more than 18 GW of solar photovoltaic capacity will be installed annually, and Ag Technologies will continue to be a major player in adding solar to the grid.

“We are pleased to be listed as a Top Solar Contractor” says Jim Straeter, founder of Ag Technologies.  “Our SolarCAM ® system is built on our patented ground mount stand.  Our solid record on conversion efficiency is driving exponential growth of our company’s solar effort.”

Ag Technologies employs 6 workers, who installed 819 kilowatts of solar in 2016. Since its founding in 2011 the company has installed 3 megawatts of solar. The company thrives in the heartland of America installing systems for rural farmers and is doubling in growth year over year.

About Solar Power World

Solar Power World is the leading online and print resource for news and information regarding solar installation, development and technology. Since 2011, SPW has helped U.S. solar contractors—including installers, developers and EPCs in all markets—grow their businesses and do their jobs better.

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